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Weekly Update of H1N1 Influenza

Department of Health And Senior Services

H1N1 Hot-Line:  The number, 1-877-FLU-4141

(1-877-358-4141), will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  H1N1 Flu InfoLine specialists will answer questions about flu symptoms, when to seek medical care, and the new H1N1 flu vaccine, now available at locations throughout the state.  Medical professionals will be available to assist with the calls.

Madison County H1N1 Vaccine Is Now Available To Everyone

Information Update:

The Madison County providers are the physicians of Beyer Medical Group, Dr. McGraw, Madison Medical Center Rural Health Clinic and the Madison County Health Department.

Missouri’s State Wide Vaccine allocations have reached the level that Missouri can begin to vaccinate anyone who would like the vaccine. 

Madison County Health Department will provide the vaccinations Monday-Friday from 7:00 am. -11:00 a.m. and in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All evening clinics have been canceled. 

All children less than ten (10) years of age need a second dose one month from the first dose. 

If you are eligible for the nasal mist and would prefer this presentation of the vaccine contact the Madison Medical Center Rural Health Clinic or your family physician for the nasal mist vaccination. 

Prevention and staying home when you are ill are effective measures in the prevention of the spread of this disease and all communicable diseases .  The local physicians recommend that if you or a family member has Influenza A or are symptomatic, that you and your household members stay home for at least 7 days and fever free without fever reducing medicine for at least 24 hours.  If you become ill, you have been contagious 24 hours before you began to feel sick.  Though this recommendation is aggressive and difficult on families and our school districts, we have seen smaller numbers of influenza cases than the surrounding counties.  The goal is to limit the spread of the disease until we can offer vaccine to all of the priority groups. 

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